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March 8, 2013 (Vol. 22, No. 9)

Program Information

To receive program information, please contact Beverly Page, Information Specialist, Research and Sponsored Programs, phone: (785)532-5045, e-mail: bbpage@ksu.edu


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Limited Submissions

Limited submission programs have sponsor restrictions on the number of proposals that may be submitted by a single institution and will require institutional screening to determine which applications will be submitted. Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President for Research, is the internal coordinator for limited submission programs. Please notify him at 785-532-6195, email: guikema@ksu.edu, by the Internal due date listed in the Funding Bulletin (FB 9-6) or by at least two months prior to the sponsor deadline if you wish to submit to a limited submission program. Currently posted Internal Deadlines:


9-1 Grand Challenges Explorations (Gates Foundation)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies. Proposals are being accepted online on the following topics: The One Health Concept: Bringing Together Human and Animal Health for New Solutions - New; Increasing interoperability of Social Good Data - New; Develop the Next Generation of Condom - New; New Approaches for Detection, Treatment, and Control of Selected Neglected Tropical Diseases; and Labor Savings Strategies and Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers.

Deadline: 5/7/2013

9-2 ROSES 2013: Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (NASA)

This Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) solicitation is for project activities utilizing SMD content supporting NASA education and public outreach (E/PO) objectives. It solicits proposals that address substantial and substantive educational or outreach needs or problems and offer solutions of significant impact. Project activities are expected to be relevant to NASA SMD Education and Outreach portfolio. This relevance should be clearly demonstrated in the proposal. This particular solicitation is focused on education and outreach activities in support of the SMD Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics Divisions. NNH13ZDA001N-EPOESS (GG 3/1/13)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 4/8/2013; Proposals 5/23/2013


9-3 Special Research Grants Program - Pest Management Alternatives (USDA)

The purpose of Pest Management Alternatives Program (PMAP) is to provide support for the development and implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) practices, tactics, and systems for specific pest problems while reducing human and environmental risks. This purpose addresses the broad goals outlined in the National Roadmap for Integrated Pest Management, developed by federal and non-federal IPM experts, practitioners, and stakeholders in 2004. The successful management of pest problems in commercial production is facing severe challenges due to regulatory changes, emergence of new pest problems, and the development of pest resistance to present management technologies. The greatest impact on current management technologies is in the production of specialty crops; however, other crops, including grain, forage and fiber, as well as animal health, are also being impacted by these changes. USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004191 (GG 3/1/13)

Deadline: 4/1/2013


9-4 School Turnaround AmeriCorps FY13 (CNCS)

This Notice invites applications for AmeriCorps grants from eligible organizations that improve academic outcomes for students in eligible schools. For purposes of this Notice, eligible schools are defined as Tier I and Tier II schools that are receiving SIG funds to implement one of the four SIG models; Tier I and Tier II schools that, at the time of the applicant's application submission, have been formally notified that they will receive SIG funds to implement a SIG model in the 2013-2014 school year; and priority schools that are implementing in the 2012-2013 school year or will implement in the 2013-2014 school year interventions aligned with the ESEA flexibility turnaround principles. Grants will fund projects that serve eligible schools not currently served by a national service program (e.g., AmeriCorps State and National, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Foster Grandparents, etc.), or will support expansion and better coordination of existing national service activities in those schools. CNCS-GRANTS03042013 (GG 3/4/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 4/2/2013; Applications 4/23/2013


9-5 Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS) (DOE)

The Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications that attempt to identify and evaluate only fundamental, intrinsic failure mechanisms. In addition to addressing intrinsic failure mechanisms, solar component lifetime and reliability evaluations must transition from a correlation-based approach to a causation-based approach. This transition will require the development of physics-based models that allow for the accurate and precise determination of the lifetime and the failure/degradation mechanisms of solar installation systems and components based upon their fundamental composition, method of assembly, and (accelerated) environmental exposure conditions. DE-FOA-0000861 (GG 2/15/13)

Deadline: Concept Papers 3/22/2013; Applications 4/29/2013

9-6 Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a third year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials and devices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of this program is on research to overcome the key impediments that prevent the low cost production of useful nanomaterials, devices and systems at industrially relevant scale. Therefore, competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans: A persuasive argument that the nanomaterials, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up; A clearly identified and arguably complete set of research issues that must be addressed to enable the low cost production of high quality products; and A compelling research plan with clear objectives to overcome the identified research issues that is supported by preliminary results relevant to scale-up. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). An academic institution - a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. NSF 13-545

Deadline: Internal 4/3/2013; Proposals 6/3/2013

9-7 FY14 Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention (DoD)

The performance of Command and Control (C2) systems and decision making at all levels of command depends critically on reliable, interoperable, survivable, secure, and timely communications and networking. The goal of the Communications and Networking Program within the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to overcome challenges by developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces. The vision is to provide high throughput, robust communications and networking to ensure all warfighters--from the operational command to the tactical edge--have access to the data, information, and resources necessary to make timely, accurate decisions while performing their assigned missions or tasks. ONRBAA13-008 (GG 3/5/13)

Deadline: White Papers 4/19/2013; Proposals 6/28/2013

9-8 ROSES 2013: The Science of Terra and Aqua (NASA)

This solicitation follows on from the 2009 NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) Program Element A.41 The Science of Terra and Aqua (NNH09ZDA001N-EOS in ROSES-2009) and provides an opportunity for scientists to undertake significant studies responsive to NASA's and the Science Mission Directorate's science objectives through the use of data and derived products from two of the EOS satellites, namely Terra and Aqua, and their measurement sensors. This solicitation recognizes the advances already made by investigations that were solicited by prior NASA Research Announcements and ROSES program elements, and that focused in the areas of sensor calibration, algorithm development and refinement, data product validation, and scientific data analysis. As these EOS missions continue to mature and move into the extended mission phase, less emphasis will be placed upon algorithm refinement, and more emphasis will be directed to multisensor product development, accompanied by active utilization of these data and products in scientific research, modeling, synthesis, and diagnostic analysis to answer Earth science questions. NNH13ZDA001N-TERAQ (GG 3/1/13)

Deadline: Notices of Intent 3/20/2013; Proposals 5/20/2013


9-9 Partnership for Biodefense (R01) (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant. RFA-AI-13-013 (NIHG 3/1/13)

Deadline: Letters of Intent 6/2/2013; Applications 7/2/2013

9-10 Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (NIH)

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). Companion Funding Opportunities are PAR-13-131, R03 Small Grant Program and PAR-13-132, R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant. PAR-13-130 (NIHG 3/1/13)

Deadline: 6/5/2013, 10/5/2013, 2/5/2014


9-11 NIJ FY 13 Research and Evaluation on Children Exposed to Violence (DOJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. In particular, NIJ seeks applications that address polyvictimization, Internet harassment/electronic aggression (e.g, bullying through Facebook, harassing e-mails), resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For the purposes of this solicitation, Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) encompasses a broad area that includes children as both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community (including, but not limited to, peer victimization/bullying/harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence). This solicitation may be used to address other types of violence to which children are exposed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games). NIJ-2013-3469 (GG 3/5/13)

Deadline: 5/20/2013


9-12 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Program (DOT)

The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Masters or Doctorate Degrees in transportation related discipline. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Program encompasses all modes of transportation. DTFH64-13-RA-00001 (GG 3/1/13)